Bill Miller, deputy assistant secretary for high-threat posts in the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, said Bilodeau and the others performed masterfully in one of the most significant terrorist attacks against Foreign Service personnel in recent years.
‘‘I am humbled to be recognized for what happened that day,’’ said Bilodeau. ‘‘We had to take care of each other; that was our job and that’s what we did.’’
Bilodeau said earlier this months that he will be back in Franklin County to visit his family and friends in a couple of weeks. He currently works and lives with his wife and children in the Washington, D.C., area.